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Owning Your Home Helps You Build Wealth

By |2023-07-20T03:30:00-07:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

You may have heard some people say it’s better to rent than buy a home right now. But, even today, there are lots of good reasons to become a homeowner. One of them is that owning a home is typically viewed as a good long-term investment that helps your net worth grow over time.Homeownership Builds [...]

Why Homeownership Wins in the Long Run

By |2023-06-27T03:30:00-07:00June 27th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Today’s higher mortgage rates, inflationary pressures, and concerns about a potential recession have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to think about the long-term benefits of homeownership when making your decision.Consider this: if you know people who bought [...]

Homeownership Helps Protect You from Inflation [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2023-06-23T03:30:00-07:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some HighlightsWondering if it makes sense to buy a home today even when inflation is high? When other costs go up due to inflation, buying a home helps you keep your monthly housing expense steady.Rents typically increase with inflation. Maybe that’s why, according to a recent survey, 65.1% of landlords say they plan to raise [...]

Owning a Home Helps Protect Against Inflation

By |2023-05-24T03:30:00-07:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

You’re probably feeling the impact of high inflation every day as prices have gone up on groceries, gas, and more. If you’re a renter, you’re likely experiencing it a lot as your rent continues to rise. Between all of those elevated costs and uncertainty about a potential recession, you may be wondering if it still [...]

Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting Today

By |2023-05-01T03:30:00-07:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Wondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this. Rental affordability is still a challenge and has been for years. That’s because, historically, rents trend up over time. Data from the Census shows rents have been climbing pretty steadily since 1988. And, data from the latest [...]

Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home Search

By |2023-03-22T03:30:00-07:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Are you having trouble finding a home that fits your needs and your budget? If so, you should know there’s an option worth considering – condominiums, also known as condos. According to Bankrate:“A condo can be a more affordable entry point to homeownership than a single-family home. And as a homeowner, you’ll build equity over [...]

What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023

By |2023-03-20T03:30:00-07:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of 2008 – which hasn’t happened. Others have forecasted a real estate market that could see slight appreciation or depreciation depending on the area of the [...]

Homeownership Is an Investment in Your Future

By |2022-12-08T04:00:40-07:00December 8th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it out. As Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains: “The desire for homeownership is strong. [...]

Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

By |2022-10-19T03:00:40-07:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost [...]